The most commonly used definition we see of the law is negligence is the failure by a person to act in a reasonable fashion or acting in an unreasonable fashion so as to cause injury to another person.
Another way to describe it is as follows:
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care or failure to use the same degree of care that a reasonable person would use under the same circumstances. Evidence of negligence is the basis for liability in most personal injury and wrongful death cases.
All legal entities such as persons, businesses, corporations and municipalities can be negligent and be held accountable to pay compensation to an injured person of they are found to be negligent.
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